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    I Went To Grey Gardens

    Last night the doc "Racing Dreams" had their Hamptons Film Festival afterparty at Grey Gardens. And I had the remarkable privilege of attending. Owned by Ben Bradlee of "All The President's Men" fame since 1977, it doesn't exactly have the raccoons and cat shit vibe anymore, but you could still comp...

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    indieWIRE Revamp!

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    Eight Films Named To Academy's Doc Short Shortlist

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 82nd Academy Awards has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar nominations.

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    First Award Screeners: Anvil, Trucker

    The first screener to the Academy membership Anvil! The Story of Anvil went out Thursday, right before an industry screening at the WGA attended by the likes of Steve Zaillian, Robert Culp, Edward James Olmos and Cameron Crowe. Oscar campaigning is a good thing. But the documentary branch of the Aca...

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    Weekend Must-Sees: The Damned United and An Education

    Weekend Must to Avoid:Couples Retreat Tomatometer 11 % Metascore 24 The notion of Swingers Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau reuniting for a vacation on Bora Bora may seem appealing, but run as fast as you can from this turkey. Making audiences suffer through couples therapy, among other things, was a b...

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    NYFF: The White Ribbon

    As is the case with several films in this year’s New York Film Festival, Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon exemplifies the pleasures and drawbacks of auteurism. On one hand, familiarity with Haneke’s (or Denis’s or Dumont’s or Breillat’s or Resnais’s or Rivette’s) filmography deepens our understanding of his latest film. We can see patterns, hear rhymes and echoes, obsess over variations, while monitoring the path of a larger career arc—the director’s progress and maturation. On the other hand, we’re all too familiar with what’s in store. Viewed in relation to previous work, new films can seem not so new. They are too familiar. Which side get...

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    What Bombing the Moon Looks Like

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